Stay safe and look forward to reaching the light at the end of the tunnel.
Happy Networking and Investing,
JDM & Team
Stay safe and look forward to reaching the light at the end of the tunnel.
Happy Networking and Investing,
JDM & Team
Sorry it is a soapbox day! Do we need to change the name of Unicorns or what do we need to do to focus on success vs. valuations? Create a Unicorn and you will make millions or billions! Well you have to have an exit such as an IPO or buyer. This is why you should always look for an exit. What will be the history of Jawbone and these companies in 10 years? It is great to build value, but you need a plan!
Jawbone’s previous valuation of $3 billion is long gone, and it’s now back down its 2011 valuation of $1.5 billion. However, who would buy the company? Does it have the numbers for an IPO? My view is Jawbone better acquire hot company or it will be the death of a Unicorn. Will it be scrubbed from Unicorn “Club” or what is its future? I think at all times it great to have an advisor or board member looking for an exit! Dollar Shave Club might not remembered 10 to 20 years in the history of deals. Will AOL be a case study in college? However, its investors will always remember!
Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and others have slowed down in M&A. Dream of a Unicorn, but remember $20 million in your own bank is better than billion in paper money!
Do we need to change the name of Unicorns? What do we need to do to focus on success vs. valuations?
Let us talk strategy for few hours or two days! I can collect a team of experts in most industries for strategy meeting for growth and exit plans.
Day 6 of 90 Networking! Focus today Beer, Wine, and Food & Beverage Deals! Text me at +1 858-869-9483 about any size food startup! I love food& Beverages! and do what you love! #DoWhatYouLove #Networking90days
EXIT IS THE KEY!
There are few key players is the good news!
I can help with fast tracking your company to several of the above players! I can provide a referral to other players that can help you! Text me with introduction and then call +1 858-869-9483 anytime.
The food and beverage industry is remarkably concentrated, with top companies wielding multiple, sometimes dozens, of brands to capture over 70% market share in the US market in key segments like beer, soda, chocolate, and cereal.
With increased global focus on health and natural eating, smaller food companies have grown in recent years — a Boston Consulting Group report found that CPG companies with less than $5B in sales gained 2.7 points of market share since 2011 — representing $18.1B in aggregate sales growth. BCG also noted that in 2015 the industry saw its fastest growth rate since 2012.
And now for deals that closed!
|Food & Beverage Consumer Packaged Goods Private Companies List|
|Nurturme||Baby Food||Baby food||EcoEnterprises Fund|
|Joint Juice||Beverages||Bone health drinks||Lurie Investment Fund, Nestle|
|Suja Life||Beverages||Fruit drinks||Coca-Cola Company, Boulder Brands Investment Group, Leonardo DiCaprio|
|Sambazon||Beverages||Acai drinks||Stonyfield Farms, Greenmont Capital Partners|
|Paper Boat||Beverages||Fruit drinks||Catamaran Ventures, Sequoia Capital India|
|Zevia||Beverages||Sugar-free soda||Northwood Venture Partners, NGEN Partners|
|AquaHydrate||Beverages||Water||Mark Wahlberg, The Yucaipa Companies|
|Bai||Beverages||Antioxidant drinks||Strand Equity Partners|
|Cheribundi||Beverages||Cherry drinks||Cayuga Venture Fund, Emil Capital Partners|
|VOSS Water||Beverages||Water||Centra Capital, Juggernaut Capital Partners|
|Spindrift||Beverages||Sparkling fruit drinks||Prolog Ventures, RiverPark Ventures|
|WTRMLN WTR||Beverages||Watermelon juice||CAVU Ventures, Beyonce Knowles|
|Karma Wellness Water||Beverages||Flavored water||Undisclosed|
|Fred Water||Beverages||Water||Tudor Ventures|
|Sipp||Beverages||Organic cocktail mixers||Emil Capital Partners|
|Goodbelly (NextFoods)||Probiotic Drinks||Kombucha||Emil Capital Partners, Maveron|
|Health-Ade Kombucha||Probiotic Drinks||Kombucha||CAVU Ventures, First Beverage Group|
|Kevita||Probiotic Drinks||Kombucha||KarpReilly, LMN VC|
|Humm Kombucha||Probiotic Drinks||Kombucha||Undisclosed|
|Coco Libre (Maverick Brands)||Coconut Water||Coconut water||Undisclosed|
|Vita Coco (All Market)||Coconut Water||Coconut water||Verlinvest, Madonna, Demi Moore|
|Simply Gum||Candy & Gum||Natural gum||Collaborative Fund|
|Unreal Brands||Candy & Gum||Gluten-free candy||Khosla Ventures, Raptor Consumer Partners|
|SweetRiot||Candy & Gum||Chocolate||Golden Seeds|
|Nibmor||Candy & Gum||Chocolate||Emil Capital Partners|
|Boomf||Candy & Gum||Personalized marshmallows||Duncan Jennings|
|Blue Bottle||Coffee & Tea||Coffee||Index Ventures, True Ventures, Google Ventures|
|Califia Farms||Coffee & Tea||Cold brew coffee||Stripes Group|
|Numi||Coffee & Tea||Tea||Partnership Capital Growth, Catamount Ventures|
|Rooibee Red Tea||Coffee & Tea||Tea||SeedStep Angels, SB Holding|
|Guayaki||Coffee & Tea||Yerba mate tea||Undisclosed|
|Teabox||Coffee & Tea||Tea||Accel Partners, Horizen Ventures|
|Bhakti Chai||Coffee & Tea||Tea||Colorado Impact Fund, P2BInvestor|
|Hampton Creek||Egg & Dairy Alternatives||Vegan egg substitutes||Khosla Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Horizons Ventures|
|The FRS Company||Energy Drinks||Energy drinks||Oak Investment Partners, Radar Partners, RRE Ventures|
|Ripple Foods||Egg & Dairy Alternatives||Plant-based milk||Blueberry Ventures, Google Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Prelude Ventures|
|Kite Hill||Egg & Dairy Alternatives||Dairy-free cheese||Khosla Ventures, New Crop Capital|
|Ruby’s Naturals||Egg & Dairy Alternatives||Non-dairy yogurt||Mistral Equity Partners|
|Melt (Prosperity Organic Foods)||Egg & Dairy Alternatives||Non-dairy buttery spreads||Boise Angel Alliance, Frontier Angel Fund|
|Muufri||Egg & Dairy Alternatives||Animal-free milk||SOSVentures, Horizons Ventures, Indie.Bio|
|Good Karma||Egg & Dairy Alternatives||Plant-based milk||2x Consumer Products Growth Partners|
|Clara Foods||Egg & Dairy Alternatives||Animal-free egg white||SOSVentures|
|Heidi Ho||Egg & Dairy Alternatives||Plant-based cheese||Lori Greiner|
|Daiya||Egg & Dairy Alternatives||Non-dairy cheese & yogurt||N/A|
|Kill Cliff||Energy Drinks||Energy drinks||Sherbrooke Capital|
|Aspire Beverage Company||Energy Drinks||Energy drinks||InnoVentures Capital Partners|
|Runa||Energy Drinks||Energy drinks||Investors Circle, MetaBrand Capital|
|Glukos Company||Energy Drinks||Energy drinks||Ecosystem Integrity Fund|
|Ciao Bella||Ice Cream & Froyo||Gelato||Encore Consumer Capital, Sherbrooke Capital|
|Yasso||Ice Cream & Froyo||Frozen yogurt bars||Raptor Consumer Partners|
|Jala Bars (BE Active Brands)||Ice Cream & Froyo||Frozen yogurt bars||Undisclosed|
|Sir Kensington’s||Ingredients & Condiments||Condiments||Verlinvest|
|Nutek Food Science||Ingredients & Condiments||Lower-sodium salt||Khosla Ventures|
|Bonafide Provisions||Ingredients & Condiments||Bone broth||Boulder Brands Investment Group|
|Soylent||Nutritional Drinks||Meal replacement drinks||Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Initialized Capital|
|Mix1||Nutritional Drinks||Protein shakes||Highland Capital Partners|
|The Chia Company||Meat & Dairy||Chia Pods||Arlon Capital Partners, VO2 Partners|
|MilkMantra||Meat & Dairy||Milk||Eight Roads Ventures, Aavishkaar|
|Maia Yogurt (Healthy Mom)||Meat & Dairy||Yogurt||Undisclosed|
|Good Culture||Meat & Dairy||Cottage Cheese||General Mills Ventures, CAVU Ventures|
|Pre Brands||Meat & Dairy||Grass-fed steaks||BRJ Ventures|
|Memphis Meats||Meat & Dairy||Cultured meat||New Crop Capital, SOSventures|
|Impossible Foods||Meat & Dairy||Cultured plant-based meat||Bill Gates, Khosla Ventures, Google Ventures, Horizons Ventures|
|Luvo||Packaged Meals||Packaged meals||TomorrowVentures|
|Beyond Meat||Packaged Meals||Plant protein||Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Obvious Ventures, Bill Gates|
|Saffron Road (American Halal Company)||Packaged Meals||Halal meals||Undisclosed|
|Fishpeople||Packaged Meals||Seafood||3×5 Special Opportunity Partners|
|Sweet Earth||Packaged Meals||Packaged meals||Undisclosed|
|Urban Remedy||Packaged Meals||Packaged meals||Slow Ventures, Venture51, Science Media|
|Hungryroot||Packaged Meals||Vegetarian meals||Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures|
|Red’s All Natural||Packaged Meals||Burritos||Undisclosed|
|Hilary’s (Drink Eat Well)||Packaged Meals||Veggie burgers||Undisclosed|
|Buen Sabor (Good Tastes)||Packaged Meals||Frozen empanadas||Kodiak Venture Partners|
|ZenMonkey||Packaged Meals||Packaged breakfasts||Undisclosed|
|Aloha||Protein Bars||Bars, teas & juices||Khosla Ventures, BoxGroup, First Round Capital|
|Health Warrior||Protein Bars||Chia seed bars||New Ground Ventures, New Richmond Ventures|
|Exo Protein||Protein Bars||Cricket protein bars||AccelFoods, Collaborative Fund, Dentsu Ventures|
|Ocean’s Halo (New Frontier Foods)||Snack Food||Seaweed chips||Undisclosed|
|Rhythm Superfoods||Snack Food||Veggie chips||301 INC, CircleUp, Affinity Angel Investment Fund|
|Pop Gourmet Foods||Snack Food||Popcorn||Undisclosed|
|Sahale Snacks||Snack Food||Nut snacks||Palladium Equity Partners|
|Primizie||Snack Food||Crispbreads||Tasty Ventures, Baylor Angel Network|
|Little Duck Organics||Snack Food||Kids’ fruit snacks||Burch Creative Capital|
|Wholesome Goodness||Snack Food||Chips||Jump Capital|
|Two Moms In The Raw||Snack Food||Gluten-free vegan snacks||NGEN Partners|
|Nourish Snacks||Snack Food||Fruit & veggie snacks||Undisclosed|
|PerkyJerky||Snack Food||Beef & turkey jerky||Sunrise Strategic Partners|
|Funley’s||Snack Food||Crackers & Granola||Distinct Capital, Lux Capital|
|Dang Foods||Snack Food||Coconut chips & onion chips||Sonoma Brands|
|Nomva||Snack Food||Fruit & veggie snacks||Evolution Media Partners, Taylor Farms|
|Peeled Snacks||Snack Food||Fruit & veggie snacks||Fireman Capital Partners|
|Barnana (Wholesome Valley Foods)||Snack Food||Banana bites||Boulder Food Group|
|Chef’s Cut Real Jerky||Snack Food||Jerky||CAVU Ventures|
|Brad’s Raw Chips||Snack Food||Veggie chips||Ben Franklin Technology Partners|
|JicaChips||Snack Food||Jicama chips||AccelFoods|
|Chirps (Six Foods)||Snack Food||Cricket flour chips||MassChallenge|
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